Collard Greens with Bacon

Dish Info

Looking for a tasty way to enjoy your greens? Try our Collard Greens with Bacon. It's a treat for the taste buds! The recipe starts with onions and garlic cooked in bacon fat, followed by seasonings and a splash of vinegar. The result will make you rethink greens as being dull or flavorless. It's a delightfully delicious surprise!


– 8 ounces bacon chopped – ⅓ cup chopped onion – 1 teaspoon minced garlic – 8 cups chicken broth – ¼ cup apple cider vinegar – 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning – 1 ½ teaspoons celery salt – ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes – ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper – 12 ounces collard greens washed, trimmed, and chopped

– Set your Instant Pot to saute and spray with cooking spray. – Once the pot is heated, add the bacon. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the onion and cook for another 8 minutes.

– Next, stir in the garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute. – Add 1 cup of the broth to the pot, and use a wooden spoon to scrape up anything stuck to the bottom of the pot.

– Add the remaining chicken broth, apple cider vinegar, Old Bay seasoning, celery salt, crushed red pepper flakes, and pepper to the pot. Stir to combine. – Add the collard greens to the pot.

– Hit cancel/warm and place the lid on the pot. – Let it sit for 5 minutes or until the collard greens begin to wilt. – After checking to ensure that the collard greens have wilted down, replace the lid and set to seal.

– Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 5 minutes. – Once the time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally.

– Season to taste and serve warm with hot pepper sauce.